Welcome to Lowlands Sector
There are several short, maintained (but sometimes muddy) trails that meander into the forest, the most popular of which leads you to the Cascada Poderosa and Chismosa Waterfalls. The 6km Los Higuerones trail takes you into some primary forest, as does the five-hour El Campesino trail. The very fit can scramble uphill about an hour on the El Mirador trail, while another trail leads to a deep (but very swift) swimming hole called the área fotográfica on the Río Bombuscaro.
Another infrequently used entrance is at the tiny village of Romerillos, about 25km south of Zamora by a different road.
The climate is hot and humid but beautiful, and the rainiest months are May through July. May and June are the best months for orchids.